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St. Pauli Neighborhood And Red Light District Walking Tour in Hamburg

St. Pauli Neighborhood And Red Light District Walking Tour in Hamburg
2 hours
USD 22.72
Join this 2-hour guided walking tour and explore Hamburg's infamous Red Light District. Learn about the historical background of the district and why the widely practiced profession in this quarter became so popular. Tour the shady and scandalous streets of city and enjoy a unique Hamburg experience.

Hamburg Riverside Tour - Elbe River

Hamburg Riverside Tour - Elbe River
2 hours 30 minutes
USD 24.99
Discover Hamburg's fascinating riverfront on a sightseeing tour along the Elbe River in a double-decker bus, enjoying the scenic views and city sights. Travel along the noble street of Elbchaussee to the lovely hillside district of Blankenese. Discover the famous staircase district of Treppenviertel on a guided walking tour of its labyrinth of stairs, and enjoy the spectacular views of Hamburg harbor, the ships and the river. Then take a ferry to Europe's largest fruit-growing region, the Altes Land.

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Hamburg Airport (HAM) Information

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Hamburg Airport

Where is Hamburg Airport?  

Located in northern Germany, Hamburg is the country's biggest port. Germany's 2nd largest city is one of the richest cities in the European Union, with the likes of London and Brussels. And, yes, Hamburg residents are known as "Hamburgers" (they'll appreciate it if you pronounce the a like you're saying "ah", even though the food did get its name here). 

Hamburg Airport (IATA: HAM, ICAO: EDDH), also known as Hamburg-Fuhlsbüttel Airport, is 8.5 kilometers (5.3 miles) north of Hamburg city centre, in the Fuhlsbüttel quarter. The terminals, designed by architects Gerkan, Marg, und Partner, have a high, curved ceilings to emulate the shape of a wing.

Passenger traffic in 2012 was 13,697,402 passengers, making Hamburg Airport the 32nd busiest airport in the European Union, and 5th busiest airport in Germany.

Hamburg's other airports are Lübeck-Blankensee Airport (LBC), used by low-cost carriers, and Hamburg-Finkenwerder Airport (XFW), home of the Airbus plant, and the small Hamburg-Uetersen Airport (EDHE), used for flights to nearby islands.

Airlines that fly to Hamburg Airport include Aeroflot, Air Arabia Egypt, airBaltic, Air Berlin, Air France, BMI Regional, British Airways, China Eastern Airlines, Condor, EasyJet, Emirates, Finnair, Germania, Germanwings, Icelandair, Iran Air, KLM, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Norwegian Air Shuttle, TAP Portugal, TUIfly, Turkish Airlines, United Airlines and Vueling. 

There are flights to Hamburg Airport from Amsterdam, Budapest, Cape Verde, Catania, Dubrovnik, Edinburgh, Istanbul, Larnaca, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Malta, Moscow, Naples, New York, Nuremberg, Oslo, Paris, Prague, Reykjavik, Rhodes, Rome, Shanghai, Sharm el-Sheikh, Tehran, Tunis, Venice, Warsaw and Zürich, among many others.

A bit of history: The airport was actually opened in 1911, making Hamburg Airport the oldest airport in the world still in operation. It was used extensively during the Berlin Airlift in 1948 as a staging area, as the northern air corridor went between Hamburg and West Berlin.  

Hamburg Airport won Best Airport Europe at the Airport Council International Europe (ACI) 2012 awards, as well as the Best Regional Airport Europe at the 2012 Skytrax World Awards.

There are very good Hamburg Airport transfer options available, including trains and buses. Details are outlined in this guide.


 Other Items of Interest at Hamburg Airport

Hamburg Airport is hugely popular with planespotters and aviation enthusiasts, thanks in part to Lufthansa's on-site maintenance hangars which see its fair share of rare and interesting aircraft, as well as a great Airport Lounge, viewing areas and displays in the terminals. 

Hamburg Airport services include:

  • Hairdresser
  • Duty free
  • Pharmacy
  • Coat storage
  • Luggage repair
  • Conference centre
  • Post office
  • Casino
  • Massage
  • 2 Hour Dry Cleaning (Terminal 1, Arrivals)
  • Chapel (Christian) (Terminal 1)
  • Tourist Information
  • Airport Model Exhibition: a miniature version of the airport (4 shows daily, 45 minutes, admission EUR 2-5) - the Panorama terrace is free 
  • Museum plane - an old Boeing 707-430 sits nearby and is used for education purposes

Additional Hamburg Airport information may be found by visiting their official website below.

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Last Updated: 23 Feb 2016